IIRC, weren't the "nightclub's" emergency exit doors locked or barred, so that there was only one exit? (Or was that Jesse HiJackson's buddies in Chicago?) Where are the club owners doing prison time?
2 more trials lay ahead, one for each of the club owners.
Nevermind; I read the end of the article.
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"Where are the club owners doing prison time?"
They have not yet been tried. Obviously their guilt is much greater than this man's. I suppose this sentence is just, he did not mean to harm anyone.
The owners however, they could be put away forever as far as I'm concerned. Anyone who locks a fire exit, for whatever reason, is responsible for anything bad that happens as a result of that. If you don't want folks sneaking in the exits hire a security person, if you can't afford to do that, get out of the business.